TERRY BUCHHOLZ APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER FOR L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Former Kimpton Exec Rejoins Destination Hotels
SAN DIEGO – Terry Buchholz, most recently the area director of operations for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, has been named general manager of L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, the popular oceanfront resort located just north of San Diego.
In his new position, Buchholz will oversee all day-to-day operations at the 121-room hotel directing activities such as sales and marketing, food and beverage and ongoing property repositioning.
“We are thrilled to have Terry join our talented team,” said Michael Slosser, vice president and regional director for Destination Hotels. “His extensive expertise in hotel operations as well as in boutique, luxury properties will be instrumental as we work to take L’Auberge Del Mar to even higher levels of excellence.”
Buchholz spent three years with Kimpton where he oversaw the company’s four hotels in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and worked as general manager for Hotel Palomar in Beverly Hills and Hotel Solamar in San Diego.
Not new to Destination Hotels, he previously worked for the Colorado-based firm as director of operations as well as general manager and director of catering and conference services for Estancia La Jolla Resort & Spa when it was part of the Destination collection. Additionally, he spent nearly six years in management for W Hotels. He attended University of Toledo.
About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. Managed by Destination Hotels, this intimate hotel presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com or www.DestinationHotels.com.
About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is the largest leading operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Destination is an industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience. Located in premier destinations, the portfolio is continuously growing with more than 40 luxury and upscale properties from coast to coast. The award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 20 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and 110 bars and restaurants. The privately-owned company is a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based investment, development and real estate firm. For more information on Destination Hotels, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.
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